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Mountaineers in the NFL

By WVU Sports Communications for
February 02, 2014 12:00 PM
Mountaineers in the NFL
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Former West Virginia great Bruce Irvin is set to participate in Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks. Including Irvin, a total of 16 former Mountaineers competed in the National Football League this season. Here is a look at their accomplishments:
Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals
Played in 16 games: 56 combined tackles, 14 pass defenses, three INTS, one TD, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble
11 punt returns for 88 yards
Don Barclay | Green Bay Packers
•Played in 14 games (Starting all 14)
Pat McAfee | Indianapolis Colts
•Played 16 games: 76 Punts for 3,499 yards (46.0 average - tied for 12th best in league)
•4 tackles
J.T. Thomas | Jacksonville Jaguars
•Played in 15 games: 23 combined tackles, a forced fumble and a blocked kick
Ryan Mundy | New York Giants
Played in every game: 77 combined tackles (career-high for single season), one sack, one fumble recovery
One interception, returned for 91 yards, and one pass defense
Ellis Lankster | New York Jets
Played in 15 games: 18 combined tackles
Darius Reynaud | New York Jets
•Played in seven games with Titans and two with Jets: Had one carry and one reception for four yards
•15 kickoff returns for 355 yards with Titans. 3 kickoff returns for 75 yards with Jets
•Also recorded a tackle with Titans
Geno Smith | New York Jets
Played in every game: 247-443 for 3,046 yards and 12 TDs
•72 rushes for 366 yards and six touchdowns
•18 total TDs, while leading Jets to eight wins
Najee Goode | Philadelphia Eagles
•Played in 14 games: Scored on touchdown on special teams.
•Had 21 combined tackles and a fumble recovery, as well as three pass defenses
Terence Garvin | Pittsburgh Steelers
Played in 15 games: recorded 11 combined tackles.
Will Johnson | Pittsburgh Steelers
•Played in 15 games: 8 receptions for 11 yards and one TD.
Bruce Irvin | Seattle Seahawks
•Played in 12 games: 40 combined tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, one interception
Tavon Austin | St. Louis Rams
•Played in 13 games: 6 total TDs
•40 receptions for 418 yards and 4 TDs
•9 rushes for 151 yards and one TD
•33 punt returns for 280 yards and one TD
•18 kickoff returns for 398 yards
Stedman Bailey | St. Louis Rams
•Played 16 games: 17 receptions for 226 yards
•2 rushes for 33 rushes and one TD
•Recorded 7 total tackles on special teams
Keith Tandy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Played in 16 games: 40 combined tackles
One forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 3 pass defenses
Chris Neild | Washington Redskins
•Played in 8 games: 6 combined tackles
Former Mountaineer total stats:
•28 Total TDs in 2013
•304 Total Tackles
4 INTs
•5 fumble recoveries
•4 forced fumbles
•Appeared in 224 games

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